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Taken by over 25 million English language learners, the TOEFL test is a widely respected English language test. It measures your ability to use English at university level and is recognised by over 8,000 institutions in more than 130 countries, including the majority of North American universities.

Exam Preparation

All our exam preparation courses cover the areas of your chosen exam in detail ensuring you learn the skills and English language through the use of past papers and exam technique to achieve exam success. Preparation courses available for Cambridge Exams, IELTS, and TOEFL.


  • Goal-oriented and highly focussed preparation programme
  • Develop the skills needed to succeed in the exam
  • Develop strategies to maximise your score in the exam

How you will learn

  • Skim reading for meaning, scanning for detail, paraphrasing, making inferences, and more
  • Methods and strategies for successful integrated and independent writing
  • The skills needed to speak confidently and succeed in a one-to-one interview
  • Listening strategies such as listening for gist and for detail
  • With sample papers and continuous practice of specific tasks, you will become familiar with the exam you are taking and learn how to answer the questions as effectively as possible

Quick Facts

Start Dates
Every Monday
Minimum Level
Upper Intermediate
Boston, Chicago and San Francisco
Programme In-Class Clock Hours per Week  Number of Weeks to Complete Each Course
Essential 15 12
Standard 19 12
Intensive 23 12

Students will progress at their own pace. We recommend at least 80% attendance and completion of all homework and self-study recommendations
Standard and Intensive schedules in the US require an F-1 visa

Additional Options

One-to-one English

Our One-to-One English options can be completely tailor made according to your needs and objectives. This option is particularly useful for students who have a very particular need or for students who wish to learn very intensively.

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Adult Groups

Stafford House is a specialist in providing bespoke group services. We offer a complete package that can be adapted to your needs. Ideal for groups of students who wish to improve their language skills in a particular field of interest.

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Meet our students

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  • Cagla



    Studying in San Diego has been an amazing and important experience in my life. Teachers are highly motivated and well educated. Nobody has to hesitate to ask, if something was unclear.

  • Carlos



    My English experience in Chicago is complete. Here I can live in one of the biggest and greatest cities in the world, explore the diversity that only metropolitans can provide without giving up of living the real American culture. The city is home of many historical places and is a vibrant part of the American history. Stafford House allows me to make my English classes much more than lessons inside the classroom - they give me great opportunities to understand and experience the culture while I learn the language.

  • Grace



    Chicago is a great city to live and experience new diverse culture. My English skills improve a lot through the classes that Stafford House provides. Now, I'm in TOEFL class, where we get solid practice in the class every day. I feel that my English is a lot better now than on the first day of class. The teacher provides us with different materials, not only from the textbook but also CNN news, TED, etc., so we learn more than rules from the textbook. We learn to prepare for TOEFL from real world examples and situations. It's a great class!

  • Jessica


    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

    TOEFL class not just helps you to get a high score in the test, it is also a great opportunity to improve your skills in reading, listening and speaking. The teacher will give you all the tools to recognize all kind of questions that you will see in the test and will give you different techniques which would help you to improve your abilities and make you faster and efficient. 

  • Sofya



    I would recommend this school to my friends. I love everything about the school, I love how the teachers teach, they explain everything and if I don’t understand they will explain it until I understand, all the people are friendly. I love this school so much. I will take TOEFL when I’m finished studying here, I will go to Virginia to study in university. The course has helped me with my future goals; you can’t go to university and not speak English!

    The school is great – I enjoy the classes and we have a nice student lounge and cafe where we can spend time with our friends, have lunch, watch TV! I enjoy exploring the city and find interesting hidden galleries, shops and pubs.

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